Venue Details

52 Star Starred
Bowie Playhouse
Whitemarsh Park 16500 White Marsh Park Drive Bowie, MD 20715
301-805-0219
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3.0 / 5 Rated by 3 members
Review from John C. Wilson

The theater was a little hard to find, but once we found it thought it a charming location tucked in the woods. The theater itself is a wonderful facility, very comfortable seats and good acoustics and site lines. In general, the production values...continued

reviewed Apr 09 2011 report as inappropriate
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Description

The Cocktail Hour

by A. R. Gurney

Directed by Scott Bloom

A young playwright returns home to get permission from his mother and father to produce a play he has written about them. His well-to-do (and rather stuffy) parents are horrified at the idea of their private life being exposed on stage, while his sister is furious that she is only a secondary figure in the play. The cocktail hour soon turns into a shouting match, and, as more drinks are poured, family skeletons come out of the closet. This gripping play deals with the age-old conflict between children and parents over morals and values.

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